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Nottingham Forest FC

Nottingham Forest FC

Talent Acquisition Specialist


posting Date

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Nov 15, 2023


Salary: Competitive – please state your expectations on application

Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours a week – fixed term contract (6 months)
Location: The City Ground, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, passionate and proactive Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our business and perform a key role within Nottingham Forest Football Club. You’ll join an experienced and ambitious People and Culture team who are driving people-centric processes across the Club.

The role is for a 6-month fixed term period and there is the potential for a long-term opportunity.

As part of the role, you will oversee the end-to-end recruitment and selection process for all Club administration roles and be part of a project to review and innovate our talent sourcing processes, alongside supporting the implementation of a brand new applicant tracking system.

This is a great opportunity to join NFFC at an exciting time and be part of a successful Club that is passionate about its people.

The Perks of the Job:

Opportunity to access tickets for events at The City Ground.
Employee Assistance Programme.
Access to high street and gym discounts.
Discount within our Club shop.
Free on-site parking.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Applicant Tracking System Implementation: Support the People & Culture team in the implementation of the new ATS – Teamtailor – and the transformation of administration process around recruitment.
Role Planning: Work with, and develop effective working relationships with, hiring managers to agree hiring process for their vacancies, that Authorisations to Recruit (ATR) are completed, support the creation of job descriptions, sourcing plans, interview panels, interview questions and exercises; ensure that Safer Recruitment processes are carried out for all relevant roles.
Sourcing: Identify and work with third parties to advertise roles in relevant places; utilise LinkedIn to conduct hiring projects and headhunt.
Communication: Act as main point of contact for all our candidates; ensure all candidates receive timely communication on their applications from the Club at relevant points in the process; co-ordinate interview times and pre-interview tasks as needed; review and suggest improvements on our communication activities.
ED&I: Work collaboratively with our ED&I Lead on our advertising and sourcing activities, and in supporting hiring managers to deliver inclusive campaigns that enhance the diversity of our teams.
Interviews: Support hiring managers in the interview process by conducting screening conversations, and joining interviews, as relevant to the role.
Analysis and Planning: Work with Head of People to monitor all active campaigns, reviewing short-lists, effectiveness of advertising sources, and time-plans. Provide regular campaign reports and data; continually ensure we’re capturing the necessary data for compliance processes (FLDC).

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:


Solid experience of managing in-house recruitment campaigns, from end to end.
Experience hiring a diverse mix of roles – ideally with knowledge of sports or sporting-related organisations.
A solid knowledge of sourcing and the range of platforms/places (digital and in-person) to directly network with prospective candidates.
Competency using LinkedIn Recruiter.
Experience and confidence in using and developing Applicant Tracking Systems, ideally Teamtailor.
Excellent and proactive communication skills, in writing, in person and on the phone.
Really well organised, with the ability to manage multiple projects and administration processes concurrently.
A previous track record, and a desire, to continuously improve process and drive a modern, consistent and innovative recruitment process.
A passion for sports and the creation of a great place to work for everyone.
A commitment to steering and innovating inclusive hiring process and the development of a diverse workforce.

If you are excited at the thought of joining our amazing team at Nottingham Forest, our application process is via our Application and Diversity forms which can be found on our website and emailed to Along with a copy of your CV.

Due to the high volume of applications, we receive daily, please state your name and the job role in the email subject bar on application as follows: NAME – JOB ROLE – APPLICATION

Closing Date: 27th November 2023. We will be reviewing applications day by day and may close this vacancy early if needed.
Interviews to be carried out w/c 4th December 2023

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

As part of the Club’s commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (“DBS”) check or an enhanced DBS check. The results of a DBS check will be considered on an individual basis, and the Club will act in a proportionate manner when deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.

An FA Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all relevant new appointments to the Club. Individuals will be asked to declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs that may have been incurred. The Club reserves the right to carry out risk assessments where content has been disclosed on a DBS disclosure if it feels that it is relevant to the job requirements. Failure to satisfy the Club and the EFL's safeguarding requirements may lead to the job offer being withdrawn or, if they have already started employment, summary termination of the employment.

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